May 202018
 

Sunday Reflections

Outside…
70°, wet and rainy. There are no distinguishable clouds but the sky looks white instead of blue, it’s been raining/storming on and off for about 5 days now.

Thankful…
For the rain but would like some days of sunshine too.

Reading…
I’m slowly reading The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row by Anthony Ray Hinton & Framed in Cherry Hills (Cozy Cat Caper Mystery #2) by Paige Sleuth.

Listening To…
I just finished listening to Never Let You Go by Chevy Stevens and yesterday I started listening to My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman. Stevens and Backman are definitely on my favorite authors list. I’ve loved every book I’ve read by them.

Watching…
I’m trying to decide what to start binge watching on Netflix, any suggestions?

Fitness…
I’ve been getting a lot of exercise but not eating as healthy as I should have been, I need to work on that.

In The Kitchen…
Today I’m making spaghetti and cheese bread.

Today’s To-Do List…
I’m going to go through my bathroom and bedroom closets and decide what I want to keep or get rid of. Both closets are huge and I loved that when we moved in but now I’m not thrilled about having to go through all that stuff. The saying “make it big and they will fill it” applies here.

One of my favorite things:
Discovering new restaurants.

Looking forward to…
Going to the beach, hopefully one of my days off will be sunny.

A Favorite Bible Verse…

From the camera…

The place I work passes out things for “Today Is…” days and on Pretzel day they handed out bags of these cute heart pretzels. I had never seen heart pretzels before but I think they are so cute!

May 062018
 

Sunday Reflections

Outside…
79° with so many clouds you can’t see the blue of the sky, no wind, no dogs barking, no kids playing, or lawns being mowed, it’s unusually quiet except for an occasional car going by

Thankful…
For not having to go to work today

Reading…
The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row by Anthony Ray Hinton

Listening To…
The Railway Children by E. Nesbit

Watching…
Last  Night I watched Chonda Pierce: Enough on Netflix and loved it, she’s very funny

Fitness…
For some reason the bones in my feet have been hurting on and off for a few days

In The Kitchen…
Spiral Cut Ham with  a bit of brown sugar, pineapple & cherries

Today’s To-Do List…
Computer time, reading, tv, laundry because that’s never ending

One of my favorite things:
My daughter and I went on a day trip a few weeks ago and we stopped at Dunkin’ Donuts on the way out of town. The girl waiting on us told us that most of their stores refill any mug/tumbler etc. for a little over a dollar! I also love their Bacon, Egg & Cheese Croissant, and that they have so many donuts to choose from

Looking forward to…
Moving. We had only planned on doing a little work to the house in town but my son kept adding things and now it’s practically a whole remodel

A Favorite Bible Verse…

From the camera…

Apr 152018
 

Sunday Reflections

Outside…
81° now, high of 84°, windy and it’s supposed to rain starting around 3pm. Update: I ended up going to IKEA with my son Anthony and my dil Susie and just got back home. It’s 6:14 pm and the storms have stopped for now. It’s 70° now with a chance of more rain

Thankful…
for spending time with all 3 of my kids, my 4 grandkids, and dil yesterday playing games and lots of laughing

Reading…
Still reading  Box of Butterflies: Discovering the Unexpected Blessings All Around Us by Roma Downey

Listening To…
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

Watching…
I just finished binge watching Hart Of Dixie (LOVED IT) and plan on starting something else tomorrow. Any suggestions?

Fitness…
I haven’t done much the last few days other than walking and strength training

In The Kitchen…
Not cooking anything today because we ate out

Today’s To-Do List…
Went out to eat at Sonny’s BBQ and then to IKEA to look for kitchen cabinets

One of my favorite things:
Dunkin Donuts – Bacon, Egg, & Cheese Croissant

Looking forward to…
Taking Kaiyo to the groomer on the 25th, she’s getting pretty furry

A Favorite Bible Verse…

From the camera…

Apr 082018
 

Sunday Reflections

Outside…
The sky is full of different color clouds, it’s 65° with an expected high of 79° and a low tonight of 63°, there’s very little breeze and birds have been singing all morning

Thankful…
That the storm last night wasn’t as bad as they predicted

Reading…
Today I’m starting Box of Butterflies: Discovering the Unexpected Blessings All Around Us by Roma Downey

Listening To…
The Memory of Butterflies by Grace Greene which I am 100% loving! It’s such a heartwarming book with quite a few big surprises. If you have Kindle Unlimited, it’s free right now

Watching…
I never watched Hart Of Dixie before because I wan’t sure I’d like it, but last week I decided to watch one episode and see what I thought, and I’ve been binge watching it since. I’m on season 3 episode 4. It’s so good!

Fitness…
Finally did some yoga, and have tai-chi & chi-gong on my list too

In The Kitchen…
Last night I made hamburgers, but not sure about today. Maybe some chili

Today’s To-Do List…
I haven’t had a day to do nothing in a really long time so I plan on spending the day relaxing, watching Hart Of Dixie and reading

One of my favorite things…
I’ve been going to Taco Bell for years, but usually get the same things, Beef Burrito, Burrito Supreme, Taco Supreme, or Taco Salad. But I tried a Chalupa a few weeks ago and loved it.

Looking forward to…
♥Going to Disney World on Wednesday with my daughter Kilah ♥

A Favorite Bible Verse…

From the camera…

Mar 252018
 

Sunday Reflections

Outside…
80° with a slight breeze, the sky is a light blue and white puffy clouds

Thankful…
that the remodel on the kitchen has started because after that it’s just clean, paint, & move in

Reading…
Murder in Cherry Hills (Cozy Cat Caper Mystery #1) by Paige Sleuth which I thought I’d be done with by now but haven’t even started, I will start it tomorrow

Listening To…
The Choice by Nicholas Sparks. I saw the movie when it came out and I LOVED it and have been wanting to read the book. I finally decided to move it to the top of my list

Watching…
We cancelled DirecTV on Friday so now we only have YouTubeTV and Netflix, which is fine with me because I can still watch all my shows. I just added Alex Inc.  & Champions, both look  good

Fitness…
I’ve been having a few symptoms that I thought was one thing but then I saw a news article about magnesium deficiency and I have most of the symptoms it listed. I’ve never really taken vitamins so I think I need to find a good multi vitamin/mineral. Any suggestions?

In The Kitchen…
Today my son ordered a pineapple, ham, onion pizza for him and some wings and a salad for me, yeah no cooking!

Today’s To-Do List…
I worked this morning, now I need to do a few loads of laundry and then just relax with some reading and tv

One of my favorite things:
Sweet Middles Carrot Cake Mini Desserts!!!
Oh my goodness, they are SO GOOD! I found them at Publix

Looking forward to…
Having the next two days off

A Favorite Bible Verse…

From the camera…

From our Disney World trip a few weeks ago

Mar 112018
 

Sunday Reflections

 

Outside…
80° and cloudy

Thinking…
I really need a new pair of tennis shoes

Thankful…
My grandson Harley who is 8 years old today
For spending time with my family at Disney World last week

Reading…
Love Unleashed by Rebecca Ascher-Walsh

Listening To…
All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

Watching…
I’m enjoying this season of Survivor: Ghost Island

Creating…
A puzzle of Kayaks

Fitness…
My back isn’t hurting anymore so I hope to do some yoga this week

Food…
I’m looking for some Irish recipes for St. Patrick’s Day

Today’s To-Do List…
Reading and catching up on dvr’d shows

One of my favorite things:
Sonic Drive-In Pretzle Twists

A website I’d like to share:
Calm

Pin It & Do It…
Slow Cooker Corned Beef, Cabbage, Potatoes & Carrots

Looking forward to…
Going to the beach with my daughter and two youngest grandkids during Spring Break

A Favorite Bible Verse…

A favorite quote…
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From the camera….

Taken at Disney World on the safari ride

Feb 042018
 

Sunday Reflections

Outside…
74°, sunny with a slight breeze

Thankful…
For a job I love

Reading…
Finally out of my print reading slump so I should finish The Reminders shortly. Haven’t started  The Story Of Arthur Truluv yet because of the reading slump, but I have it and should start it within the next few days

Listening To…
The Stowaway: A Young Man’s Extraordinary Adventure to Antarctica
by Laurie Gwen Shapiro 7 narrated by Jacques Roy

Watching…
Tonight after the Super Bowl I’ll be watching This Is Us and finally get to see/find out what I’ve been waiting for for many many episodes… I ♥ this show!!!

Hoping…
Summer isn’t as hot as winter has been cold

Learning…
How to better pick fruits & veggies

Fitness…
I need to start eating breakfast, lunch, & dinner. I usually eat twice a day and that’s not good

In The Kitchen…
Tonight we’re having fish, cole slaw, & baked beans

Today’s To-Do List…
Same as usual for a Sunday afternoon/evening, read and watch tv, maybe take a nap

One of my favorite things:
Getting to sleep in an hour or two if I want on my days off

A website I’d like to share:
Let’s Find Momo where you look at photos and try to find Momo

Looking forward to…
Going to Weeki Wachee with my daughter Kilah on Tuesday

A Favorite Bible Verse…

A favorite quote…
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From the camera….

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From our NYC trip

Strand bookstore is amazing!

Jan 142018
 

Sunday Reflections

Outside…
53°, sunny, beautiful cloudless blue sky. The dog next door is running around sniffing a trail of something. We live at the edge of the Withlacoochee State Forest so it could be a Fox, Raccoon, Opossum or Bobcat who knows what

Reading…
The Story Of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg is waiting for me at the library so I’ll be picking it up tomorrow

Listening To…
Still, The Art of Hiding by Amanda Prowse

Watching…
I want to watch New York Underground, recommended by my son Jeremy

Thankful…
For spending yesterday with family for son Jeremy’s 40th birthday surprise party. I ♥ my family!!!

Looking forward to…
Going to Disney World in March with my two sons, DIL, & my 2 oldest grandkids

Fitness…
Wish I lived in town so I could join a yoga & tai-chi class

In The Kitchen…
Grilled Cheese for lunch and tonight we’ll be winging it today. Son Anthony wants me to make Johnny Marzetti this week.

Today’s To-Do List…
A few loads of laundry, tv, reading

One of my favorite things:

♥♥♥♥  I love my Kaiyo! Every time I see her little face I smile! December 31st was her 4th birthday and yesterday was our 2nd “Gottcha Day”! She brings so much happiness into my life and I am so glad I kept searching, saying “when I see the dog I’m supposed to have, I’ll know it”. It took 4 months and driving all over west central Florida, but I finally found her  ♥♥♥♥

A website I’d like to share:
Dark Sky, just put the name of the place you want to see in the search bar and it will show you what the temperature is there

A Favorite Bible Verse…

A favorite quote…
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From the camera….

I spent last Tuesday with my daughter Kilah. We went shopping, out for lunch, and then stopped by a park and enjoyed some time at the water.

It was a great day!

Jan 072018
 

Sunday Reflections

 

Outside…
62°

Thankful…
That it’s warming up today and the rest of the week

Reading…
The Reminders by Val Emmich, it’s really good!

Listening To…
The Art of Hiding by Amanda Prowse

Watching…
Ellen’s Game of Games. Have you seen this show? It is HILARIOUS!

Hoping…
It’s warm Tuesday or Wednesday so I can go to the beach

Fitness…
Not walking as much since my hours are back to normal at work

In The Kitchen…
Meatloaf, mashed potatoes & corn

Today’s To-Do List…
Reading, tv/movie, maybe a nap

One of my favorite things:
I love love love Avocados

A website I’d like to share:
Two Foods, a site where you can compare the nutritional info for two foods

Looking forward to…
Having Tuesday & Wednesday off at work

A favorite quote…
“I got a fever, and the only prescription is more cowbell” ~ SNL

A Favorite Bible Verse…
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From the camera….

Dec 102017
 

Sunday Reflections

Outside…
It’s a sunny and beautifully cold day & 39° after a low of 34°, it’s supposed to reach 57°

Thankful…
For a warm house and comfy blankets

Reading…
Today I’m going to read The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, a book I saw was a favorite of Janet @ Joyful Jottings

Listening To…
I have 2 more hours of Bare Bones: I’m Not Lonely If You’re Reading This Book by Bobby Bones and I’m loving it, this guy is really funny

Watching…
Lots of Christmas movies

Fitness…
is going good, I’ve decided I want to lose about 10 lbs

In The Kitchen…
Steak & baked potato

Today’s To-Do List…
I’ve always loved just getting in the car and taking off for parts unknown, may do that today

One Of My Favorite Things:
Have you tried McDonald’s Chicken Cordon Bleu sandwich? It’s SO GOOD.  The only one I could find online was on a McMuffin, but my local McDonald’s has it on a bun. Yum!!

A Website I’d Like To Share:
I love movies and A Good Movie To Watch helps you find one

Pin It & Do It…
I found a Simple BBQ Ribs recipe that sounds really good

A Favorite Bible Verse…

 

A Favorite Quote…
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From The Camera….

Dec 032017
 

Sunday Reflections

Outside…
It’s a sunny and beautiful day, 78°, and the sky is pale blue with  a few fluffy white clouds

Thankful…
For the Peanuts Charlie Brown Christmas Tree my son Anthony bought me yesterday. It even plays the Linus & Lucy song. We can’t have a big tree this year because we have a kitten who would love it a little too much, and so he surprised me with this tree. Jaspurr tried messing with it while I was putting it together, but hasn’t since I set it on a small table. I’ve watched A Charlie Brown Christmas just about every year since I was 8. I love my tree!

Reading…
Tomorrow I’ll be starting Reading People: How Seeing The World Through The Lens Of Personality Changes Everything by Anne Bogel

Listening To…
Bare Bones: I’m Not Lonely If You’re Reading This Book by Bobby Bones

Watching…
My son and daughter in law talked me into trying This Is Us, so I did. Wow! This show is amazing! I’ve got 4 more episodes to go and I’ll have caught up on seasons 1 &  2.

Fitness…
I’m going to do the POPSUGAR 21-Day Arm-Sculpting Challenge again this month

In The Kitchen…
I made spaghetti and cheesy garlic bread so we’ve had that the last 2 nights. Tonight I’ll probably make Salisbury steaks and baked potatoes

Today’s To-Do List…
Try to finish This Is Us and Jonathan Livingston Seagull: The Complete Edition by Richard Bach

One of my favorite things:
My Black & Decker Lids Off, which I’ve had for quite a few years. I have trouble with my hands and it’s hard to open jars. This is perfect for me and now I don’t have to ask someone to help me open lids. I love it!

A website I’d like to share:
Lifehacker

Pin It & Do It…
I found a Chicken & Waffles Casserole and really want to try it soon

A Favorite Bible Verse…
1 Corinthians 12:7-11

7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.

8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;

9 To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;

10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:

11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.

A favorite quote…

From the camera….

Nov 262017
 
Sunday Reflections

Outside…
It’s a cool 66° and sunny, the sky is a light blue with a few scattered clouds, it’s a beautiful day

Thinking…
Should I fix something here for lunch or go pick something up

Thankful…
That I got to spend time with my youngest son, daughter, son in law, and two youngest grandsons on Thanksgiving. It’s been a few years since that happened. And that I got to spend yesterday with two sons, daughter in law, and oldest granddaughter yesterday for a cookout and games. Oldest grandson had to work 🙁   I love my family!

Reading…
Still reading Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach &  Uncommon Type by Tom Hanks, my reading lately has been stuck on slo-mo.

Listening To…
Capital Gaines by Chip Gaines

Watching…
Going to start binging on This Is Us, my daughter in law assured me I would like it

Creating…
I’ve got the journaling bug so I’m still looking for ideas to add to my list

Hoping…
I can find a 365 Day Journal on Food, Fitness, and Faith , anyone know of a good one?

Learning…
That sometimes I seem to be getting my love of cooking back

Fitness…
I would love to find a group of people who want to do a few fitness activities a month…walking, biking, hiking etc.

In The Kitchen…
I made some Baked Beans yesterday and my son Anthony who isn’t that crazy about BB’s loved them

Today’s To-Do List…
Wash a few loads of clothes, tv, and maybe go to town

One of my favorite things:
Watching my cats and dog, they do some really funny things

A website I’d like to share:
Vsauce

Pin It & Do It…
So simple but looks so good, Baked Egg In Avocado

Looking forward to…
Spending a day this week with my daughter in Lakeland

A Favorite Bible Verse…
Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
Acts 2:38

A favorite quote…

 

From the camera….

Nov 192017
 

Sunday Reflections

Outside…
The sun is shinning, it’s 71° and cloudy, it’a a beautiful day!

Thinking…
I’m behind on a few book reviews and I need to get caught up

Thankful…
For my new iphone, my old started freezing and shutting off and was a big pain

Reading…
Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach. I read it in school and wanted to read it again since I don’t remember it

Listening To…
Murder On The Orient Express by Agatha Christie. My daughter and I almost went to see it last week I wanted to read/listen to the book first so went looking for diy craft ideas instead.

Watching…
Today I’ll watch Planes, Trains and Automobiles (for Food N’ Flix). I looked for it on Redbox but couldn’t find it,  DirecTV had it but it was $4 and I figured if I had to pay for it I might as well buy a copy. It was a lot more, but at least I can re-watch it whenever I want

Creating…
A list of sites on journaling

Hoping…
To live each day without regret

Learning…
Worry is worthless

Fitness…
I can’t find my 2 favorite dvd’s, one is a whole body workout and the other is strength training. I have no idea where they are since all my other dvd’s are where they should be 🙁

In The Kitchen…
Tonight I’m making baked pork chops, baked potato, broccoli & cinnamon applesauce

Today’s To-Do List…
Mostly relaxing

One of my favorite things:
My Mercy Me cd, I Can Only Imagine makes me cry every time I hear it

A website I’d like to share:
How Stuff Works

Pin It & Do It…
When my daughter Kilah and I went to town we went to Michaels and I bought us stuff to make Mason Jar Kitchen Utensil Holder

Looking forward to…
Thanksgiving family time

A favorite quote…
“To be kind to all, to like many and love a few, to be needed and wanted by those we love, is certainly the nearest we can come to happiness.”
Mary Stuart

A Favorite Bible Verse…
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From the camera….

Nov 122017
 

Sunday Reflections

Outside…
The sun is shinning and it’s 77°, there’s a 15% chance of rain and humidity is 84%

Thinking…
I need to watch Planes, Trains and Automobiles for Food N’ Flix

Thankful…
That I was able to sleep in a few extra hours today

Reading…
I need to finish Barbra Streisand: On the Couch by Alma H. Bond today for my review tomorrow

Listening To…
The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well by Meik Wiking which I saw reviewed by JoAnn and knew I wanted to find a copy

Watching…
Catching up on episodes of NCIS and yesterday I started binge watching The Big Family Cooking Showdown

Creating…
A list of low carb recipes

Hoping…
People would learn to be more compassionate and understanding towards one another

Learning…
How to pick the best vegetables

Fitness…
It’s been a while since I’ve done Tai-Chi and I’d like to start doing it again

In The Kitchen…
I bought a Rachael Ray Cookware Set after years of cooking with my Wolfgang Puck set. I finally decided to go back to non stick, which for me is a lot easier to cook on

Today’s To-Do List…
Reading, tv, laundry

One of my favorite things:
I grew up in the 70’s and incense was very popular, and I still burn a stick almost every day

A website I’d like to share:
Attack Of The Cute, photos of cute animals

Looking forward to…
Spending the day with my daughter Kilah on Tuesday

A Favorite Bible Verse…
Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.
Psalms 19:14

A favorite quote…
“A lie keeps growing and growing until it’s as clear as the nose on your face.”
Pinocchio: The Blue Fairy

From the camera….

Nov 052017
 

Sunday Reflections

Outside…
Daylight came an hour early today thanks to Daylight Saving Time. Most people either like it or don’t at all. I’m on the fence. I like it getting light early, but I don’t like it getting dark early. It’s 63°  now with 100% humidity. The high is supposed to be 82° with little chance of  rain

Thinking…
I should probably go get my car detailed. Or do it myself. No, go get it done

Thankful…
That I have a job I like. Going to work at a job you don’t like is a terrible thing.

Reading…
Uncommon Type by Tom Hanks & Barbra Streisand: On the Couch by Alma H. Bond

Listening To…
Nourished: A Memoir of Food, Faith & Enduring Love (with Recipes) by Lia Huber

Watching…
I plan to start binge watching This Is Us today since everyone is raving about it

Creating…
A list of journaling prompts for the two journals I plan on starting January 1st

Fitness…
Going to start POPSUGAR 21-Day Arm-Sculpting Challenge in a few days

In The Kitchen…
Pork chops, broccoli, applesauce

Today’s To-Do List…
Reading, tv, laundry

One of my favorite things:
Netflix, I love it!

A website I’d like to share:
Interesting Finds

Looking forward to…
Spending the day with my daughter on Saturday

A Favorite Bible Verse…
Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.
Psalms 19:14

A favorite quote…
“There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.”
Epictetus

From the camera….

 

Sep 242017
 

Sunday Reflections

Outside…
It’s 83° and slightly cloudy, high supposed to be 90°, 40% chance of rain

Thankful…
Cooler weather is coming soon,I will not sorry to see less humidity

Reading…
Sleep Toward Heaven by Amanda Eyre Ward

Listening To…
The Exact Nature of Our Wrongs by Janet Peery

Watching…
Gilmore Girls, Season 1, episode 11, loving it, why did I wait so long?

Hoping…
To ride my bike now that the weather is cooling down

Fitness…
Want to start eating healthier, maybe cut way back on meat

In The Kitchen…
Today it’s pork chops &  red potatoes

Today’s To-Do List…
Laundry and just relaxing

One of my favorite things:
Netflix, so many great shows, movies, and documentaries

A website I’d like to share:
The Peace Of Heaven

Looking forward to…
Spending tomorrow with my grandson Harley. Going to see The Lego Ninjago Movie and  to Chucky Cheese’s

A Favorite Bible Verse…
Romans 1:17
“For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.”

A favorite quote…
“Yelling doesn’t get your point across, it only makes it louder.”
― Grant Hill

From the camera….

Sep 032017
 

Sunday Reflections

 

Outside…
It’s 77° and the expected high is 86° and of course it’s supposed to rain later

Thinking…
I have a lot of things to do here because the house in town is almost done

Thankful…
That we’ll be moving soon

Reading…
Tomatoland by Barry Estabrook

Listening To…
Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips

Watching…
Movies & Documentaries on Netflix

Hoping…
To find the right Church (for me) soon after we move

Learning…
Sometimes people are not who you think they are

Fitness…
Trying to figure out a new workout plan for this month

In The Kitchen…
Taco Salad

Today’s To-Do List…
I have to work later today

One of my favorite things:
Finding new quirky towns or restaurants

A website I’d like to share:
Postcrossing

Looking forward to…
Having a day off Wednesday

A Favorite Bible Verse…
Thus saith the Lord, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I am the Lord thy God which teacheth thee to profit, which leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go.
Isaiah 48:17

A favorite quote…
From Oh Brother, Where Art Thou:
Say, any of you boys smithies? Or, if not smithies per se, were you otherwise trained in the metallurgic arts before straitened circumstances forced you into a life of aimless wanderin’?
Ulysses Everett McGill

From the camera….

Jul 302017
 

Sunday Reflections

Outside…
It’s 79°, and supposed to rain on and off all day. Don’t know if the lawn will get mowed or not today

Thinking…
About what colors to paint the inside of the house when it’s ready to be painted

Thankful…
That I had both Saturday & Sunday off, my son Anthony and I went to Clearwater yesterday to Skyline Chili and then to the Clearwater Beach. There was more people than I’ve ever seen there before and we had to weave in and out of them to walk down the beach, but I still loved being there, and the waves were higher than I’ve ever seen them too. It was a great day! The beach is my happy place!

Reading…
The Red Notebook by Antoine Laurain

Listening To…
Almost finished listening to The Marsh King’s Daughter by Karen Dionne

Watching…
We switched from Hulu to Netflix, so I decided to binge watch Grace And Frankie. I’ll be starting season one today

Creating…
Nothing right now

Hoping…
To get the grass mowed either today or tomorrow

Learning…
For the last few months I’ve been realizing that I like lighter, smaller meals now

Fitness…
I’ve been slacking on everything except walking and strength training, and I need to stop it

In The Kitchen…
Salisbury Steak, Sweet Potatoes, Green Beans

Today’s To-Do List…
Mowing the grass if possible, a few loads of laundry, a few movies, some reading, starting Grace And Frankie, and Big Brother.

One of my favorite things:
Days like yesterday

A website I’d like to share:
Don’t know what to make for supper with the ingredients you have in your fridge? Try My Fridge Food

Pin It & Do It…
Baked Pineapple Teriyaki Pork Chops

Looking forward to…
Going to Fred Howard Park Beach with my daughter and 2 of my grands

A Favorite Bible Verse…

A favorite quote…
“Animals are such agreeable friends―they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.” ― George Eliot

From the camera….

See how crowded Clearwater Beach was yesterday?

I’ve been going there for over 30 years and have never seen it so crowded!

Jul 162017
 

Sunday Reflections

Outside…
The sun is shinning, it’s 90°, feel like temp is 101° because of humidity, & low chance of rain

Thinking…
It’s a good day to mow the yard and wash the cars

Thankful…
For incense, especially lavender

Reading…
I have    waiting for me at the library but can’t pick it up until Tuesday

Listening To…
The Marsh King’s Daughter by Karen Dionne

Watching…
Playing House, this show is hilarious!

Hoping…
To decide on a date for our vacation soon

Learning…
That eating healthier can be very yummy

Fitness…
Stepz app helps me reach my step goal easier

In The Kitchen…
Not sure what we’ll eat today for supper

Today’s To-Do List…
Do some laundry and relax the rest of the day

One of my favorite things:
I found  a new favorite bread, Eureka. I buy the Grainiac. It’s full of seeds and 18 grains. I keep mine in the fridge but a lot of people keep it in the freezer. Makes great tasting toast and sandwiches

A website I’d like to share:
Hometalk, a DIY site

Looking forward to…
A surprise my son Anthony has planned for me on our vacation

A Favorite Bible Verse…
For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
Romans 8:18

A favorite quote…
“The first recipe for happiness is: avoid too lengthy meditation on the past.”
Andre Maurois

From the camera….

Jul 092017
 

Sunday Reflections

Outside…
Sunny, 85° , and the birds are singing

Thinking…
I need to either wash my car or take it to get detailed in and out

Thankful…
That Jaspurr is back to her happy, mischievous self

Reading…
The New Old Me by Meredith Maran, still

Listening To…
And We’re Off by Dana Schwartz & narrated by Lauren Fortgang

Watching…
Downward Dog – I’m binge watching the first season & I love it! I’m sad that ABC cancelled it after the first season. I’m hoping another network picks it up

Fitness/Health…
Starting a Clean Eating 2 week plan, as soon as I feel like going grocery shopping. I probably won’t stick to it 100% but it’ll be close

In The Kitchen…
Soup

Today’s To-Do List…
Rest, watch some movies, listen to my audiobook or read

One of my favorite things:
My little car which I love love love

A website I’d like to share:
Cozi Family Organizer, been using it for about 2 years and love it! I use the iPhone app

Pin It & Do It…
“Happy Home” Wood Panel, since we’re downsizing by 1/3

A Favorite Bible Verse…
The Godly Will Rejoice In The Lord And Find Shelter In Him
And Those Who Do What Is Right Will Praise Him
Psalms 64:10

A favorite quote…
“If you are too busy to laugh, you are too busy.”
Proverb

From the camera….